Friday, May 27, 2011

Kali's Surgery

Our niece, Kali, had surgery today.  She just found out a few weeks ago that she had a hole in her heart (ASD).  She had been feeling fine and was just into the doctor for a check up.  She is very lucky that the doctor heard the heart murmur so she could get it repaired before anything happened as a result of it.  The hole was large but they were able to repair it through the femoral artery.  If it had been any larger she would of had to have open heart surgery to repair it.  So it was a relief when she was out of surgery and the patch was in place.  She is very brave and we are so grateful that everything is ok!
Dawson, Melissa, Ryan, and Kali in Primary Children's Medical Center
Tyler and Gael visiting with Kali
Kali with Melissa, Dawson, Kylie, Taya, and Mylie

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Daddy-Daughter Trip

Every year I go with Kyle to Baltimore, Maryland for a visit with the Under Armour family.  They always take us to the Preakness horse race because Kevin Plank owns a horse farm and some race horses.  We have a great time seeing and visiting with the other coaches that are with Under Armour and going to dinner and a great day at a spa for the wives (golf for the men).  This year Kyle and I decided that I needed to stay home because the kids needed me.  So he decided he would take Melissa for a nice father/daughter trip before she is married in a few months.  We had planned to take the train to New York for a few days on the way home since I had never been there.  Melissa had not been their either so she and her dad had a great time!  She had never had the chance to be with her dad alone in that kind of a relaxing situation (ie, no work).  She would call me at the end of the day and say things like "Dad was on the curb singing the song New York, New York really loud, it was so embarrassing!"  They had a lot of fun and I am glad she was able to join him on the trip.

Melissa and Kyle at the Under Armour party

Melissa and Kyle at the Preakness

Kyle and Melissa at a Yankees game

Melissa and Kyle downtown New York
Melissa and Kyle in Times Square

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another Nurse in the Family

Today Melissa graduated from Nursing School at the University of Utah.  We are so proud of her, I know what a great accomplishment it is.  It has been 30 years exactly since I graduated from Nursing School at BYU.  You spend a lot of time at school, studying and at the hospital.  Everything is easier when you have a friend to do it with.  Ashlyn and Melissa were cheerleaders together, room mates and nursing school friends.  Elizabeth Adams and I spent a lot of time together in nursing school too, I can't believe it has been that long.  Great job Melissa!!
Ashlyn with Melissa and Jamie with Elizabeth

Kyle and Melissa after graduation ceremony